business strategy

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Post date: May 10, 2016
A business-focused approach to employee surveys is grounded in best practices from opinion survey research and has been field-tested in organizations large and small. Below we will outline the key steps in this process, and share a case study example to better illustrate the process and reveal the...
Post date: May 24, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: The demand for HR reporting is insatiable. Accurate HR reporting is vastly harder than managers think it is. Most HR reports add little or no value. Let me underline that last point of “little or no value.” A manager at one of my workshops shared a story: An employee doing HR...
Post date: September 20, 2016
(But Perhaps You Can Reduce the Pain a Little) Mergers and acquisitions are in style again. Last year was, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the Biggest M&A Year Ever.” Anheuser-Busch InBev is buying SABMiller. Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable. Dow Chemical is trying to...
Post date: May 12, 2016
For decades, economists have understood that the market valuation of a company is quite different from its official book value. Baruch Lev (2001) observed that for every $6 in market value only $1 is recorded on a formal balance sheet. More recently, McGuire and Brenner (2015) made the similar...
Post date: March 8, 2018
The iconic image for business strategy is the hockey stick. The hockey stick illustrates that in a new ventures, with an initial investment and a short-term tolerance of loss, revenue and profits will eventually skyrocket. But not all business strategies lead to this desired effect. In fact, a...
Post date: September 22, 2016
Executive-level HR and other C-suite leaders looking for an advantage to outperform competitors and produce greater returns for shareholders are turning to gamification—a technique that develops the talent and skills of the workforce by helping them better understand the challenges their own...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
Post date: July 7, 2016
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the dynamics of today’s workforce and how demographic shifts are impacting the workplace. In this article, we explore the challenges a graying workforce presents to employers, and how companies can proactively develop plans to accommodate this...
Post date: July 19, 2016
The world’s innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall within HR, and it is—in most cases—the point of entry into a company, reinventing HR must start with transforming the way leaders think about and act when...
Post date: May 17, 2016
Succession planning has evolved over the years from an approach focused almost exclusively on having a replacement ready for the CEO to a comprehensive plan for assessing and managing talent moves across multiple levels—focusing on management positions and critical jobs. In some cases, the focus...